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Mr. McEvoy

Bruce McEvoy

Design Director, Perkins and Will

Bruce McEvoy, AIA, LEED AP® BD+C is an award-winning designer who passionately believes in the transformational power of design. Mr. McEvoy believes our ideas and spaces should negotiate context, history, cultures, communities and the natural environment while utilizing technology, our dreams and a healthy sense of humor.

The son of a military family, Mr. McEvoy learned to be open and adaptable to new environments and cultures at an early age-and was aided through these transitions by an omnipresent sketchbook. Hours spent painting and drawing in his high school art room led to a fulfilling study at the Georgia Institute of Technology's architecture studio.

Mr. McEvoy has devoted his career to designing spaces that inspire change, transform lives and make the world a better place. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with some of the world's most prestigious corporations, as well as small and emerging non-profit organizations.

Mr. McEvoy consistently, and successfully, collaborates with some of Perkins and Will's most significant clients. He works at a variety of scales on different project types to combine high-end design with high-performance environments. As the hospitality design leader for the Atlanta studio, he brings his passion and understanding of humancentric design to every project. He is a leader in Perkins and Will's Excellence in Design Initiative, serves as the Atlanta liaison and is responsible for conducting project design reviews and pushing the design boundaries for the firm.

Mr. McEvoy believes design's greatest gift is its transformative effect on future generations, and is passionate about advancing Atlanta's design community. To that end, he serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the College of Design and is the Chairman of the Board of Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta's only design-focused museum.

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Mr. McEvoy can be contacted at +1 404-443-7430 or Bruce.McEvoy@perkinswill.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.